Wärtsilä will supply an LNG bunkering vessel simulator to Kasi Group, a provider of integrated marine solutions. The simulator will be used to provide hands-on training to those who will be operating LNG bunkering services.
The demand for training services for LNG bunkering vessel simulators has been increasing since 2017, when only one single LNG bunkering vessel was operating.
By the end of 2018, this number had risen to nine ships, and it is expected that an additional 30 of these vessels will be delivered during the coming five years.
“As the global demand for LNG fuel for marine applications increases, the number of LNG bunkering vessels serving this demand is also increasing. To achieve best operating practices, safety and efficiency, first-rate crew training is essential. The Wärtsilä simulator enables this.”
states Captain Bo Caspersen, General Manager, Kasi Group.
The Wärtsilä scope of supply for the simulator includes a total of five work stations; one for the instructor and four for the trainees.